J.C.Satàn - Bordeaux, France
Arthur Satan (also of MEATARDS from France), the principal songwriter in the band, together with lyricist Paula H. (from Turin, Italy), have concocted a swirling mix of lyrically abstract songs with themes ranging from morning-after sex in a drug haze to fighting one's way out of Hell. Musical similarities to Thee Oh Sees can be pinpointed, but in concept alone. This is by no means a band who's latching on to a current sound in any way. J.C. Satan has avoided trends and triteness to develop into a completely mature unit, defining their own style, and have wound up in a league of their own.
Jessica 93 - Paris, France
Jessica 93 played an impressive show at Grauzone festival in 2015. Jessica 93 is a post-punk, shoegaze one-man-band project by Geoffroy Laporte from Paris. Laporte uses a guitar, a loopstation and a drumcomputer, and creates a hypnotic heavy sound, which make you wonder why people still play in a band if you can do it by yourself as well. In 2017 they released their fourth album “’Guilty Species” came out on Teenage Menopause Records.
Location: Paardcafé, Prinsegracht 12, 2512 GA The Hague